Outdoor inspiration from Miami

These days is easier than ever to transform our outdoor space into an al fresco expression of our personal style.
But sometimes even the most clever designers get stuck and need a jolt of inspiration.
I brought mine from the stylish city of Miami, where outdoor designs are creative and fun to look at, that I wanted to share some of them with you.
Enjoy the photos.
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Why Italian design leads the way

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A good homemade cappuccino was recently on my mind, one that I could make in the comfort of my home and would preferably take me back to Rome.
Not an easy task, since I believe that the best espresso and cappuccino is made in Sant’Eustachio Caffe in Rome, located right behind the Pantheon.
Yet, I was hopeful and so, the Italian taste and not last the Italian design of the machine were my criteria.
I didn’t have to go very far.
The new Espressamente illy cafes are fairly new to the U.S market and are as unique as each city they are in. The Italian espresso giant opened its first free-standing American Espressamente illy cafe in San Francisco only a year ago. Their attention to design and style is distinctly Italian-illy. And so are their machines. They offer the best of both worlds. Their striking design and the truly Italian taste are combined in illy.
For me the best coffee hands down and so is the Italian design.
The photos speak for themselves.

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Curvy kitchens

These sleek, sexy, curvy lines in the kitchens are so attractive. It is a design trend that should endure the time and become even more popular thanks to the trend towards open – plan living. Wide range of kitchen designers embraced this curvy design. Here is a sample of them.

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The Power of Ceiling

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Don’t ever underestimate the power of the ceiling. That is the one blank wall that has a lot to offer and often goes unnoticed.

Here are some great ceilings I have seen in the past month that  speak  volumes.

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Colors and beyond

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If you would ask me where do I find the most of my color inspirations I would tell you in the nature. Some of the most beautiful color palettes are to be found around us. Check out the slideshow.